Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh

Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh

by B. Sifuentes-Jauregui
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312294417

ISBN-13: 9780312294410

Pub. Date: 04/02/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book is about transvestism and the performance of gender in Latin American literature and culture. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui explores the figure of the transvestite and his/her relation to the body through a series of canonical Latin American texts. By analyzing works by Alejo Carpentier, José Donoso, Severo Sarduy and Manuel Puig (author of Kiss of

Overview

This book is about transvestism and the performance of gender in Latin American literature and culture. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui explores the figure of the transvestite and his/her relation to the body through a series of canonical Latin American texts. By analyzing works by Alejo Carpentier, José Donoso, Severo Sarduy and Manuel Puig (author of Kiss of the Spiderwoma n), alongside critical works in gender studies and queer theory, Sifuentes-Jáuregui shows how transvestism operates not only to destabilize, but often to affirm sexual, gender, national and political identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312294410
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/02/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Chronicle of Gender Foretold: Transvestism and the Difficulty of Gender Rereading Los 41 : Nationhood and the Scandal of Effeminacy Fashion's Lost Word: Carpentier Writes Woman Gender without Limits: The Erotics of Masculinity in El lugar sin limites Transvestite and Homobaroque Endings: Sarduy on the Verge of Reading Kissing the Body Politic: Engendering Heterosexuality/Screening the Homosocial

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